Culture & Chips is back on Saturday October 14th, 11am-7pm.
This year’s theme for the quirky food festival, which celebrates the food heritage and culture of the city, is Eat in the City. In celebrating the city’s food culture it wants to encourage people to eat in the city and experience all that it has to offer.
People will be able to experience and enjoy all this in the surroundings of Georgian Limerick as the festival returns to The Crescent, O’Connell St., Limerick.
While the main event will take place on Saturday a host of fringe events will get underway from Thursday until Sunday. Culture & Chips has something for everyone.
Foodies will be able to savour Limerick’s best food with a range of food demos and tastings from a host of Limerick’s restaurants including Wade Murphy of 1826 and Tim Harris of No.1 Pery Square.
The festival guarantees fun for all the family with interactive pumpkin carving demonstrations and even an edible garden. Never thought of putting sherry and chips together? No.1 Pery Square will host a tasting on Thursday 12th October.
If you fancy a feast of a different variety why not try Stanzas, A Feast of Words where you’ll be able to choose from a delectable menus of nouns, verbs and descriptor words and have a poem or story cooked up to your liking. And if you fancy some opera, intrigue and Duelling Divas with chips,
The Countess Salon will take place on Sunday 15th October while the American Action Comedy Chips, the movie, will be screened in the Belltable on Friday October 13th.
Limerick Civic Trust will host free heritage and cultural walking tours from 11am on Saturday morning while Limerick Printmakers will offer free Print Workshops at The Crescent between 1-4pm on Saturday.
Culture & Chips plays a big part in boosting local tourism and cultural life of the city in particular Limerick’s food culture.
Speaking in the lead up to the festival, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of Culture & Chips 2017, Patricia Roberts of No.1 Pery Square explained: “Culture & Chips is a food festival, celebrating our food heritage and all that we have to offer in Limerick. It brings a unique mix of food tastings, demonstrations and competitions to celebrate the food culture and food heritage of Limerick.
Everyone loves chips and what better way to celebrate our food heritage and culture than with something available to all, the humble spud. With its location the festival also celebrates the Georgian landscape of the city. It is a great opportunity for local food producers and restaurants to showcase their wares to other people who are passionate about their food heritage.”
This year sees the return of the World Chip Championship. If you think you have the best chips, all you have to do is complete the application form available on the Culture & Chips website www.cultureandchips.com. The competition is open to everyone from professional chippers to amateur experts. Judges will select three finalists to take part in a cook off at Culture & Chips 2017 on October 14th for the title of World Chip Champion.
While the main event takes place in The Crescent, O’Connell St a number of fringe events will take place on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Sunday 15th October.
On Sunday 15th October, Canteen will host The Sing Along Social between 11am-2pm, a zero-commitment choir where friends and strangers gather together to sing along to their favourite tunes.
Also, on the Sunday No.1. Pery Square will host an Autumn wreath workshop. This workshop will show you how to create your own edible autumnal beauty.
To follow the very latest on Culture & Chips 2017 check out www.cultureandchips.com